The Opening of Misty Beethoven (1976)

Director: Radley Metzger
Studio: Crescent Films, Audubon Films, Vinegar Syndrome

Starring: Constance Money, Jamie Gillis, Jacqueline Beudant, Terri Hall, Ras Kean, Gloria Leonard, Casey Donovan, Mary Stuart, Jenny Baxter, Tia von Davis, Nancy Dare, Marlene Willoughby.

Description:
—In his erotic retelling of George Bernard Shaw’s classic play Pygmalion, master director Radley Metzger transplants the action to 1970’s New York, Rome, and Paris. We follow noted sexologist Dr. Seymour Love (Jamie Gillis) as he sets himself the challenge of transforming lowly streetwalker Misty Beethoven (Constance Money) into the world’s greatest lover. With the help of his beautiful friend Geraldine (Jacqueline Beudant), Love devises an erotic training program with the goal of seeing Misty crowned “Goldenrod Girl” at famed publisher Lawrence Layman’s next wild party. Along the way, Misty refines her technique by seducing an impotent artist, bringing three uniformed butlers to climax simultaneously, and dallying with a rainbow-ceramic sex toy in one of the most arousing films ever created
—Pornography meets Pygmalion. Misty, the hooker, meets the sexologist who thinks he can transform her from “the nadir of passion” into someone who inspires passion. While Misty is trained for her big test, the relationship between the doctor and Misty remains unsettled.

Alternative Titles:
L’iniziazione di Misty Beethoven
A bocca piena
The Tales of Misty Beethoven